Esther M. Firkus

Dec. 7, 1926 Ė March 23, 2011

Esther M. Firkus, a resident of Mukwonago, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at the age of 84.

Esther was born in Stevens Point on Dec. 7, 1926, the loving daughter of Casmir and Theresa (nee Glodowski) Schulfer.

She was the beloved wife of the late Chester, who preceded her in death in 1982. Esther will be missed by her children, Theresa (William) Dailey, Thomas (Judy) Firkus, Diana (Thomas) Brown, Lawrence (Rita) Firkus, Kevin Firkus, Paula Firkus and Scott Firkus; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Tom) Grice, Amy (Scott) Proebste, Michael (Jennifer) Dailey, Christopher Dailey, Laura (Willy Meyer) Firkus, Danial Firkus, Joel Firkus and Aylssa and Ashton Firkus; and eight great-grandchildren. Esther will also be missed by her sister, Ruth; sister-in-law, Lucille; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Chester Jr. and Ronald; and brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon Mass of Christian burial Saturday, March 26, at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN, Mukwonago. Interment will follow at St. Paulís Catholic Cemetery in Genesee.

If desired memorials in Estherís name may be directed to St. James Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at